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    Sep 15, 2019  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Public Affairs and Community Service


As of January 1, 2017, the College of Public Affairs and Community Service has been renamed the College of Health and Public Service.

Main Office
Chilton Hall, Room 209

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #311340
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-565-2239

Web site: www.pacs.unt.edu

Thomas L. Evenson, Dean

Nicole Dash, Associate Dean

 

The College of Public Affairs and Community Service is composed of academic departments and institutes, which house graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as research institutes and centers that support the college’s mission. Departments in the college offer programs in audiology; health services administration; health services research; behavior analysis; criminal justice; public administration; public administration and management; rehabilitation counseling; and speech-language pathology.

The faculty of the college also participates in the master’s degree program with a major in interdisciplinary studies offered through the Graduate School. See the Toulouse Graduate School section of this catalog for more information about this degree program.

The College of Public Affairs and Community Service houses the PhD program in health services research.

The Department of Rehabilitation, Social Work and Addictions offers a special certificate program for rehabilitation facility administrators, workshop managers and supervisors that focuses on administrative, management and supervisory principles and practices. The department participates in the PhD program in counseling.

The Department of Behavior Analysis offers a sequence of applied behavior analysis courses on early intensive intervention for children with autism and participates in the PhD program in information science.

The Department of Criminal Justice participates in the PhD program in information science.

Students in other fields may minor in any of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service degree programs with consent of the minor professor.

Programs in Health Services Administration

Faculty Main Offices:
Chilton Hall, Room 302


Administrative Main Office:
Chilton Hall, Room 209


Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #310919
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-369-7349
Fax: 940-565-4663

Web site: healthservicesadministration.pacs.unt.edu

 

Nicole Dash, Director

The primary objective of the health services administration degree program with concentration in long term care administration and applied gerontology is to provide a broad based graduate education that offers graduates the opportunity to competently assume a leadership role in a health care delivery setting that serves either the general population or a specialized population with unique service needs in the current health care delivery continuum. The program offers a solid foundation that prepares future health care leaders to effectively manage health care operations and services to improve the quality of care and reduce the cost of service delivery in a variety of health care delivery settings. Students can pursue licensure as a long term care administrator or can use the concentration in applied gerontology to develop the expertise necessary to address the needs of the expanding population of senior citizens in the United States.

University library holdings in gerontology are extensive as a result of systematic acquisitions beginning in the early 1960s. In addition, the nationally recognized Gerontological Film Collection, available through the Media Library, holds more than 400 titles.

Health Services Research

The PhD with a major in health services research with a concentration in applied gerontology is designed for the applied gerontology practitioner who is interested in making a contribution to the discipline through research while maintaining their focus on active engagement with the aging population. In the current health care environment, the emphasis is on increasing quality, decreasing the cost of service delivery and on achieving positive, measurable outcomes that improve the health of Seniors and that make services accessible and affordable. Practitioners experienced in the delivery of services for the aged are in the best position to identify opportunities for improvement and to conduct experience based research that will result in improved service delivery and improved outcomes.

Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Go to information for Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

Department of Behavior Analysis

Go to information for Department of Behavior Analysis.

Department of Community and Professional Programs

Go to information for Department of Community and Professional Programs.

Department of Criminal Justice

Go to information for Department of Criminal Justice.

Department of Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation

Go to information for Department of Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation.

Department of Public Administration

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